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. >> and is steady as she goes, the u.s. economy is expected to keep up the recent trend of modesty of unspectacular job growth in january. >>> plus, the dutch finance minister warns of a worsening deficit this year, this after the government is forced to bail out local banks after a bailout of 3.7 million euros. >>> we kick off with the pmis out of the eurozone. january manufacturing pmi, 47.9. the flash 47.5, december manufacturing pmi was 46.1. it has boosted the euro to maintain its gaze, now back over to 1.3651 and continuing to climb high. that is now a 32-month high against the yen, as well, at 11.25965. the german manufacturing pmi was a little better, as well, this morning. helping to boost those numbers. we suggest that there's benefits from emerging markets rather than, perhaps, from elsewhere in europe. anyway, coming in better once again for the eurozone. still in contraction territory, but, of course, the trend is what is being concentrated on. we had similar indicators for two die verging views on china's recovery. eases to 50.4 for january, that was below the forecast of 5079 the. bu
tomorrow. we like it. >> brian kelly? >> europe is not fixed. can you short it. >> that does it for us, catch fast at five tonight. tomorrow, broadcasting from goldman sachs and internet conference. thank you for talking real estate and markets with us today. follow me on twitter. poufr "power lunch" begins right now. >> the second half of your trading day begins now. >> iphone, ipod and ipad. but how about an iwatch. apple doing what it did to the cell phone. will it indeed be another game-changer? >>> us airways, expected to an announce their highly anticipated mer anticipated merger this week. >>> a down day for stocks but of course we've add big run. is it a pause, pull back or do we rally on? we will ask credit suisse's leader in private banking. >>> indicies are up. 18 stocks are down, led by home depot. but only by a fraction. down 1%. a move in that stock of just 1%, so in essence, sue, we are kind of hanging on in thereafter that big push through january. back to you. >> thank you, very much, simon. 5 lflt b a lot of big news in apple today. more opposition to dell's $24 billi
westgate is away but we'll do our best without him. we have michael brown to help us through things. coming up on the program, we'll head out to hong kong where china is requiring a reinstruct during of the economy. >>> after that, of course, the super bowl wasn't just one of the on biggest sporting events of the year, it was one of the biggest days of the year for madison avenue. we'll take a look at which ads were touchdowns and were ads were fumbles. >> mariana rajoy meets angela merkel. >>> plus, upcoming elections that sylvia berlusconi has called his last great electoral and political battle. >>> the power to split up uk banks if they fail to -- activity. george osborne is expected to give the bank of england the responsibility to make sure banks are involved in these activities. you have to love the extended analogy. watch the george osborne speech live here at 10:30 local for those of you here with us in the uk. in the meantime, there are more charges at the top over at barclay's. last night, the bank's financial chief and financial chief announced their leaving. tomorrow, barclay's
of the pond is the snowstorm. it seems like winds, 50 miles per hour. blizzard conditions in the u.s. we know when there's a storm like that headed for the biggest media market frankly in the world, it's probably all you're going to hear about for a while. >> that doesn't mean there aren't other things, too the. >> that's true, in other parts of the world. >> china is ushering in the year of the snake. i'm not sure what that means, but we'll talk about it. should investors brace for a slippery return? i have to say, previous years of the snakes haven't been that great since the big historical events happen. >> maybe we should call it year of the strong. >>> peugeot reveals massive write-downs as reports suggest the company may nationalize. we'll have details live tr paris at 10:10 cet. sxwt latest on the blizzard threatening to bring chaos to the east coast. we'll have the latest from atlanta. >> and are investments as pretty as a picture or a still life? ross, there's been a couple of big auctions here lately and it's always a good gauge of how well people are doing, how hard assets, real pr
me at 1-800-743-cnbc. when i used to teach selling stocks at goldman sachs, i told trainees you have to be ready to rebut the objections. expect challenges and meet them with good answers that put to rest the worries, concerns that would keep you from buying the stocks you want them to own. today the market put on a virtual rebuttal clinic and it led to a terrific day where the dow soared 179 points and the nasdaq surged 1.04%, as every important objection was silenced. no wonder we're closing in on those all-time highs. what are the negative presumptions that got rebutted? the u.s. economy must be slowing. right? i mean, on account of all that negative stuff people keep talking about. guess what. today made the notion seem fanciful. we got good macro, meaning we saw durable goods data, showing demand for machinery rose the most in two years. how does that happen? it comes on top of the recent increase in container board, the corrugated box stuff that your packages come in, fedex and stuff. one of the most sensitive economic indicators out there and then a $50 increase in sheet steel
. siemens. answers. >>> it is time for final trade time. pete, kick us off. >> bank of america ready to break out and get towards 13. >> mtw, construction trade, i ththe going to continue to move. >> steve weiss. >> qualcomm, running a sale, time to get it if you don't own it. >> that does it for us live goldman tech conference in san francisco. "power lunch" starts now. >> hello. welcome to "power lunch." michelle caruso-cabrera. in for sue and tyler. apple ceo tim cook making big headlines. the fight with hedge fund manager david einhorn and cannibalization of the company's product. more on that fallout. >> also mead china factor, las vegas rolling out red carpet for chinese new year tourist, which casino stock stands to win big. >> "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition hits news stands today. i bet you already knew that. supermodel kate upton on the cover for the second year running. she's going to join us live here on "power lunch." we don't want to miss that. >> in the meantime, let's check the markets. we have dow 14,000 and climbing as things stand at the moment, apple is wei
or microsoft. maybe cisco is the one to take us to new highs. >> the leader today which was positive, amazon, comcast, our parent 100% now and facebook, so, you know, it's the new technologies that are leading the way here. >> facebook had a nice turnaround after they came out and said they sold apple and buying this one. a big move late in the day but the nasdaq has been positive all day and think that could be the new leader to take us to new highs. >> going well off the lows of the day, the dow down 38 points, the s&p and nasdaq positive. stand by for the very important cisco earnings on the second hour of the closing well with maria. see you tomorrow. >> and it is 4:00 on wall street. do you know where your money is? hi, everybody, welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo on the floor of the new york stock exchange. a mixed day for the market. the dow failing to hold on to 14,000 level with the decline of 36 points off the worst levels, even there, as you can see there, a decline of 37 points. take a look at how we're finishing the day overall. a reversal of yesterday's decline
be saying we will look at a crash again. he joins us now on the phone from thailand. it is a pretty big pullback. >> not really. i think there are two thin areas we have to consider. the market will become really over bold. connell: we could see a crash. >> i think what most investors overlook is on march 6 of this year, we will be four years into the bull market. fifteen months ago, we were at 1074 on the s&p. we are up almost 50% in 15 months. we are very extended already. connell: i want to hear your argument for that. there have been a number of people making the case for stocks being cheap on a relative basis. i want to take you back a little while. you are author of "the doom, gloom report." we have actually gone up, not down. obviously, that surprises you a little bit. >> i am familiar with that theme because i have been through it so many times. the opposite is in march 2009, people could not see why stocks would move up and a year ago, and europe when reese and italy, portugal and spain, people could not see why they would go up. connell: it has, obviously, guy. if you look at
it. it take us four years to get panama and south korea done. it was on the bush table. it took four years to negotiate and we didn't get anything else new. those trade agreements would do all kinds of things for exports. >> are you at all nostalgic about -- ge out of nbc and comcast is running it well. >> comcast has done a great job. look, the market said good for both companies. the market said comcast got a great bunch of assets. ge has more cash to do things with. time and men's fortunes change. you go with the flow. >> every time they do a deal, they say it's great for both parties. stock goes up in one case and down in the other. ge is in one, can use the money, comcast in another and actually worked. >> worked out well. comcast has a great set of assets now a ge has cash to invest in what they want to do. we all do it differently in our times. >> jack, we love you, on valentine's day especially. >> happy valentine's day. >> merger thursday with all these deals. huge day on wall street. almost $100 million in fees for the banks. center view bank. >> make sure you join us tomor
of mergers to talk about. nicole: the first is in airline deal. it was highly anticipated that u.s. airways and american airlines would merge. first let's hit heinz. i am going to stick with heinz. warren buffett, berkshire hathaway. obviously at a premium. heinz is up 20%. watch the 3:00 p.m. show, we will certainly delve into it more for you. he loves their products. he loves the emerging markets. he thinks it was a great buy. then, we will talk about u.s. airways and american airlines merger. you can see they are finally coming together. the u.s. airways ceo will remain in the top spot as ceo. u.s. airways is down right now. dagen: thank you, nicole. connell: we are waiting for the speaker of the house, john boehner. we say take a look at this. a little over two weeks until automatic spending cuts will kick in. congress taking a week off leaving you just six working days to get something done. dagen: wait until the last minute has become the norm. how do you think this plays out? >> i think the impact on the economy will be small. the cuts are relatively small. we had $175 billion in tax
numbers are a positive sign for the u.s. economy. investors were worried about some not so good signals today about europe's economy. stocks turned negative on comments from europe's central bank president saying the strong euro could dampen europe's recovery. here on wall street, the dow fell 42 points, the nasdaq lost three and the s&p slipped over two points. >> tom: still ahead, douglas burtnick joins us, he's with aberdeen asset management. >> susie: a battle is brewing between a big name hedge fund investor and apple. at issue: how to get apple to unlock value for shareholders. today david einhorn of greenlight capital sued apple to block a move that would stop the use of preferred shares. shareholders will vote on this at apple's annual meeting on february 27. what einhorn is proposing is that apple pay out more of its cash hoard to investors, using a special kind of preferred stock. einhorn has a lot at stake: his fund owns more than one million shares of apple, and while the stock rose a bit today, it's down 35% since its peak of $700 last september. late today apple issued thi
. >> reporter: with earnings season winding down, wall street could use some new headlines to chew on. good economic data would be nice. friendly washington politics would also be helpful. tonight's state of the union speech might give investors a clue as to whether that's likely to happen. veteran trader teddy weissberg is hoping president obama will stress the need for bipartisanship but isn't sure that's what he'll hear. >> in terms of tonight, i don't think anybody that i talk to in the wall street arena expects to hear anything terribly dramatic one way or another. >> reporter: since lawmakers and the white house kicked the proverbial can down the road around new years, the stock market has rallied rather nicely. the s&p 500 is up nearly 7% and the dow is about 150 points away from its all-time high. of course, stocks have been getting help from corporate america, too. it turns out fourth quarter profits were better than expected, led by the housing sector and financial firms. >> about 345 companies have reported so far, of which 70% have beaten earnings expectations and 66% have beate
, denying the reports. and countering it was the victim of u.s. hacking. >>> and the bulls are back from a three-day weekend. can the s&p 500 post an eighth straight week of gains? we've got four days to find out. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin who is back from vacation. let's get started with the markets. as joe mentioned, the s&p winning streak has been a strong one. in the meantime, the dow is coming off a second straight weekly loss. although, really, if you looked at this last week, it was the ever so slightest of losses. u.s. equity futures are indicated higher. dow up by 21 points. s&p is up by two points above value fair and the nasdaq is up about 3. in 20 minutes, we'll turn to predictions on where the markets go from here. then in the next hour, delivering alpo. we'll talk to the manager of a $11.5 billion hedge fund. this fund was up 30% last year. don't miss pine river's ceo brian taylor. on our radar this morning,
meeting. they're due out later this afternoon in the u.s. will the fomc offer clues on an end to qe3? we're joined at 11:30 to weigh in. >>> with india's government clouded in corruption allegations, we'll speak to one of the country's wealthiest individuals and what it means for business. billionaire udai kotak joins us in 20 minutes' time. >>> plenty coming up including sony which is heading to the bill apple for a major on, national endowment. will the game console giant take the wraps off its rumored playstation? expert analysis at 11:20 cet. >>> and bhb bulletin has posted a steep fall in earnings for the first time in the year. the australian mining giant announced change at the top after the 43% drop in profit. we have more on this report from sydney. >> reporter: the surprise at bhp, billiton's ceo mariu marius kloppers announcement coming earlier than expected. >> coincided today with a weaker pricing environment. but two totally unrelated events. >> reporter: he will be replaced by andrew mckenzie, current head of bhp's middles division. he's well regarded in the industry and s
it used to be? we will discuss if it is still in investmenagood investment fog run. lori: it is back to the floor of the new york stock exchange with our very own nicole petallides. nicole: welcome back to both of you at the 1:00 p.m. the dow and the s&p are both pulling back. the dow moves within 100 points of the all-time closing high. we set new fresh five-year highs, 14,081. there was some news out of japan and obviously favorable monetary policy and that was off by the news from italy and whether or not that would bring the austerity measures back to the forefront, with actually execute and to the austerity measures. the fear index has moved to the upside, the dollars has gained strength and as result the market has been selling off some. we have come up off of our lowest of the day. lori: thank you, nicole. melissa: gas prices are finally pumping their breaks. they jumped $0.43. did you notice that? even after two days of declines, experts warned not to get too excited as price could hover nearly $4 per gallon mark. another price hike could be around the corner and seriously co
that name. it has the pretty ladies. has a great job using its commercials as a tease, driving people to the website to find out how the story ends. a brilliant strategy. coming up, bob parsons, godaddy executive chairman and founder, the guy behind it all us know what is in store for this year. david: can't wait for that. a mercedes ad already creating a quite a buzz. it isn't the one they plan to show during the game, oh, no. the one they will air is even bigger. more stars, and get this. it is promoting their lowest priced car ever. the president and ceo of mercedes-benz usa will be here. of course we will have a sneak peek at the commercial. liz: wait until you hear the price on that mercedes. but first we'll tell you what drove the markets today. today's data download it is a sea of green on wall street. all three major indices ending higher for the 52-week in a row. the dow closing above the 14,000 mark for the first time since october of 2007. this marked 11% gain as david mentioned from the bear market low hit in the march of 2009. all 10 s&p sectors posting gains led by telec
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, and it's kind of interesting. this is a gauge of consumer spending. u.s. sales weakness persisted into early february. remember, we had that e-mail leak. kind of expecting this. walmart is up today. >> today's thing that makes you go hmm. not really sure what atlantic university is thinking. renaming the football stadium to geo group stadium. okay. except geo group is a priflt prison corporation based in south florida. the company will donate 6 million to fau over the next six years, the ceo is an alum and a member of the board of trustees, a good gesture, i get it. the optics, you have to admit, not adele even looking through. attention all red sox fans. curt schilling's bloody sock is up for sale. here's brian schactman. >> reporter: i touched it yesterday. as a sox fan i touched the sock. >> did you wash your hands is this. >> do it like southie does. >> you criticize mine. >> sock. >> reporter: even though it's kind of odd, a long song with dried blood back. those not in the know, want me to keep going like this, sul? 2004. curt schilling pitched a six-inning world series gem
unveiled by two of the most liberal members of the u.s. senate. barbara boxer from california and bernie sanders from vermont want to make polluters to manufacturers, and power plant operators pay for the pollution they generate. joining me now with the top republican on the senate energy committee, senator lisa murkowski. thank you for being with us again. great to see you. the carbon tax, good or bad idea >> this is something that is going absolutely nowhere. if what is proposed is something that is going to increase the cost to the consumers, this is just not going to happen. and when you think about the proposal that has been before the cut across, the captain trade proposal, it does not even take out the democratic lead said. it did not want to touch that. and of the to going to want to touch a carbon tax either. this is something that is just going to increase the cost to the consumer at a time that nobody is looking to increase their energy costs. we should not be looking to increase it. we should be making our energy more affordable. gerri: let me give you some numbers here. the
of the book. it is a dirty name. we love larry. he will join us in just a minute. took it off of there. one more shot. there you go. larry shover will be here in minute. sandra: let's go to nicole petallides at new york stock exchange. we have hewlett-packard, a huge winner in the, leading the dow. >> hewlett-packard really surprised everybody, sandra. ran away with the dow jones industrials. hewlett-packard soared on a great quarter and great outlook which surprised everybody. obviously a testment to the fairly new ceo, meg whitman. david:. also a testament to david donatelli, the executive vice president came out with the new server the size of a small book. even smaller than larry shover's book. getting bad news out of europe on the weight-loss drug. this company is behind the weight-loss drug. >> this particular drug was approved here back in july 2012. second time not approved in europe. concerns about side-effects. now they will have to do more cardiovascular trials to try to get this thing restored. sandra: network automation, this is, sorry, network automation company,
, everybody. i'm liz claman, the last hour of trading, the all important hour here. glad you're with us. the bulls firmly have the upper horns with stocks rallies for the second day in a row. why is this? pending home sale z ricing to a three year high in january. durable good orders and aircraft beat expectations last quarter. stars align for what you see on the screen, a decent rally. dow jones industrials off the high of the session, 172 points. at the high, 177 points. a hundred points away from the all-time high of 14164 back to october of 2007. the s&p up one and a third percent, a gain of 20 points. the nasdaq charges ahead, 45 points, the fourth month in a row for gains so everybody looks like they will see gains for this month, at least as of today. now, what we see here, broad based rally, all 30 dow jones industrials looking higher. many of the names in your portfolio. please, take a look, particularly, we have strength in big banks like jpmorgan, bank of america. jpmorgan with at the top with a gain of 1.68. boeing and caterpillar flexing industrial muscle. hp bringing up th
kernen and becky quick are reporting. i don't know if i use that word lightly, but from pebble beach in california this morning. we're thrilled to see them. they're going to be talking to a number of people in the world of business and politics. we'll talk a little golf, see how joe is doing out there. joining me in pseudo, our own steve liesman and book brusca. then in the next hour, jeremy siegel is going to join us on set to make his bullish case for the numbers and then, nemo, the powerful storm taking aim at the east coast. forecaster res warning it could be among the worst ever, more than two feet of snow possible in boston. many cities are telling residents, don't travel if you don't have to. airlines are now warning the blizzard could cripple travel and hundreds of flights have already been canceled. we're going to check in one on friends at the weather channel. just a couple of minutes for their latest forecast. also in the news, the justice department in multiple states reportedly discussing suing moody's for defrauding investors. any move likely to make a similar rival aga
host who has been back with us, jeremy siegel, the bull. steve liesman, also thank you for sitting in all week. that's been terrific. becky and joe, it's been great. good luck over the weekend. we hope you get back here and it all works out. say hello to nemo and the weather. we're going to see you -- >> be careful with all that snow. >> absolutely. anyway, make sure you join us monday. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good friday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee. we're live from the new york stock exchange. let's see how your friday session is setting up on the u.s. futures. it looks like we'll have a positive session with the s&p looking at 2 at the open, dow looking at 13. in europe, the eu summit continues. but the action really taking its cues from china this morning. we have green arrows across the board in europe. take a look at asia. strong eco data out of china in focus. much more on that in just a moment. the road map begins at the golden arches. not even the cheddar onion burgers could help mcdonald's. they missed estimates in every
. >> that's why you're a veteran trader on the floor of the stock exchange. thanks for joining us. this will be the first close above 14,000 since february 1st. more on that and, plus, what's going on on carnival cruise lines? i'll see you tomorrow. >>> and it is 4:00 on wall street. do you know where your money is? hi, everybody. welcome back to the "closing bell." take a look at how we're set lipping out on the street today. after a pretty good rally in stocks. nasdaq was under pressure dow up about 47 points. that's off the best levels of the afternoon, and volume really underwe underwhelming today. nasdaq down five points and ath big problem there showing another decline on the session, and the s&p 500 up just a fraction. two and a half points higher. now that we've closed above the five-year high of 14,000, where now? is a new all-time high in the cards this week? my guests join me. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> let me kick you off to would. would you put new money to work after these levels? >> i would put new money to work. long-term investors can be dollar-cost a
described, i would say that activists are certainly useful. you can't necessarily take anything at face value because activists are -- have their own agenda, and some of them tend to be more short term. if you're running a company, you don't have the nimbleness and flex ann. you can't change your strategy every day. an activist can get into or out of a shareholding any day. and so you have -- you have different time horizons, maybe different agendas, and a company has to represent all its shareholders, ant not just a portion of its shareholders and think for the long term. but having said that, it's a good part of the cocktail of elements that a ceo should have giving inflooins fluns, and they should be listened to. they shouldn't be taken as gospel. their remarks should be discounted by what you know their interests are, but it should be foolish to take good advice from wherever you want to get it. >> barclays is making news today in cutting more head count. you guys done, happy with where we are as we sit here today? >> we're happy where we are. we're always sculpting our business. in
's parent company, amr, and u.s. airways are scheduled for a separate meeting today to talk about a merger. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us now for some trader talk this morning. good to have you on the show post the president's speech last night. how much will it mean to the markets today? > > you know, it was a really great speech last night, but i think a lot of that was priced into the market, because president obama did lay out his proposals and his plan quite a while ago, and there really was nothing material that changed from what he had spoken about even a couple months ago. > the market seemed to be a little concerned about some statements out of the g-7. how is that playing out? > > it is funny, the market is concerned, but i think they are more concerned with the g20 that is coming up on friday. right now we are just stuck in a micro-range right now, because people don't know what to make of it. there are so many headlines coming out of europe. i don't think people know what end is up right now. > here is a big headline: opec is talking about all the demand out there f
for this call. then there's ncl corporation, cruise ship tax are red hot. tuesday brings us to the avon lady in the morning. direct selling has been under a lot of attack, as we know from herbalife. is andrew young still playing a role? hope not. mcgraw-hill also reports tuesday. well, well, well, talk about an earnings side show, let's listen to see how the analysts try to pry some news about the justice department's investigation of s&p's ratings of mortgage-backed bonds, as if anyone actually cares about the earnings. we get results from michael coors, too. we're thinking of developing a great gatsby index. we heard from ralph lauren that things are smoking in this category, not just good but great. can kors deliver? i bet this high end company will be right up there. i took my daughter there earlier this year. after the close we heard from buffalo wild wings. did the super bowl's extra time thanks to the power outage make this the best super bowl ever for buffalo wild wings? we heard from dominos. we need to know. they got a whole commercial about how overtime games make them more money.
-down. this is the first time we have seen that since january. tough economic news pulls us back. that is where we are. nowhere near the all-time highs at the moment. ashley: thank you so much. shibani: we watched the markets. another developing story, yet another obama administration member warning about the fallout of the spending cuts. the clock keeps ticking down to the march 1 deadline. rich edson has the very latest. rich: good afternoon, shibani. highlighting the dangers of the automatic spending cuts. president obama is trying to get people in congress to try to agree to taxes on wealthier people. the law requires the administration to cut other positions. in a statement, the beef association rights, this place has a legal duty on the usda and administration to carry out this service. a duty in which we have recognized as essential in the past. while we understand the hardships placed on the agencies through sequestration, we are severely disappointed secretary millsap has chosen to take his path of threatening to halt and speculations. if not you have to give notice. you can only implement th
you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ >>> brian, this will make you go hmm. more than 100 years after the sinking of the titanic a billionaire tycoon is planning to build "titanic 2." this will be an exact replica of the doomed ocean liner. 40,000 people have already registered for the tickets. what do you think, brian? would you do it? >> i'd do it. why not? >> why not. >> okay. let's take a look at markets real quick. 100 points away from an all-time close. thanks for watching "street signs." >> see you tomorrow. >> hi, everybody. what a week. welcome "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. this market off to the races yet again. up almost 200 points right now. >> great to have you back. i'm scott wapner. bill griffith back tomorrow. on today's "closing bell" the march to new all-time highs shifting into high gear. more good news on housing and more signs that fed chairman ben
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on your screen or go to lifelock.com to try lifelock protection risk free for a full 60 days. use promo code: gethelp. plus get this document shredder free-- but only if you act right now. call the number on your screen now! tracy: good afternoon. i am tracy byrnes. ashley: and i am ashley webster. but dow 140 points away from an all-time high. tracy: china fighting back. ashley: check the calendar. spring has not sprung, but gasoline prices are already in high gear. tom kloza on what is to blame. tracy: lou dobbs take on the new simpson bowles reduction plan. is there any chance that washington will stop squabbling and actually do something? lou dobbs will join us in a few minutes. it is top of the hour. time for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. lauren, we are starting the week on an up note. >> this u.s. stock market rally really started in europe. the u.s. market has of arrows across the board. a really tight range for stocks. volume clearly to the upside by about two-one your advance to the client line. really pushing closer to those all-time highs. 14,198. we are not far from
are completely different. u.s. insurance companies hold about 5 trillion dollars in assets today. in the fed's proposed rule on capital standards, the rule is by bank regulators which makes sense for banks but they also apply to insurance companies. and insurance and banking are very different as i know you agree. strong capital standards, they are important. but they must be appropriate for a business model they apply to. will the fed perform a study specific to insurance before you finalize rules like you do for banks? >> we are discussing the feasibility of such a study. we recognize that there are important differences between banks and insurance companies. at the same time, of course, we have statutory constraints, the collins amendment, for example, that say a certain amount of capital is necessary, but we've also heard from congress about this insurance banking distinction, and we're looking at it very seriously. we have been consulting i should say with the state insurance regulators work the federal insurance office, with the industry, with a lot of other stake holders to make sure
on this post-super bowl wrap-up day. steve liesman, we'll see you tomorrow. join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" starts right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla, with melissa lee, jim cramer. david faber is off. signs of reemerging political turmoil, both in spain, and in italy making investors a little bit reluctant to press the button for the upside. it comes after the dow did top 14,000 on friday for the first time in more than five years. look at europe, that's where the story's going to be for most of the morning before we close at 11:30 eastern time. germany taking it down 1,100 points as well. asia got action as well as china. nonmanufacturing came in better than expected. clearly the story is going to be in europe for most of the morning. >> we've certainly seen a flight to safety take place this morning, as we've seen the bond yields, particularly the spanish 10-year bond yields blowing out overnight. we're seeing bids higher today. german bonds also higher. the 10-year yield in the united states, back below 2% at this point. >>
ph ceo carly fiorina here with us as well. >> and a scary story. the federal reserve was hacked. >> what? are you? heard that correctly, maria. the united states federal reserve, the one that ben bernanke heads up, was infiltrated by hackers, and if that can happen to them, is any website safe, we s. we're on top of that developing story at this hour. >> this is a scary story. let's check the market. the dow jones industrial average was positive for a few minutes there. unfortunately, it came right back and went negative again. the dow tune 10.66 points, 13,969 on the industrial average and nasdaq composite weaker and the s&p 500 under pressure by the tune of one point. i have to call this a victory seeing that we've seen such a huge run-up, nothing to write home about these losses. >> at this point, that would be the case. >> less talk about this in today's "closing bell" exchange. jim bianco, our guest from alliance bernstein and steven wood joins us at the new york stock exchange and our own rick santelli joins us from chicago. steven wood, what do you make of the volatility
between 2 and 2.25 like it used to be bouncing between 1.75 and 2. it will just kind of keep doing th that. >> is it healthy -- is it healthy -- >> the interest rate spike will mean too much on the balance sheet. >> is it healthy that the only driver has been the federal reserve? >> that's it. decrease the quantitative easing. that's when we'll see the real spike. if interest rates go up to 2.25% because people are taking money out of equities and the economy is growing a little bit better, that's fine. it's when we start to see incremental tightening at the fed. >> we need some qe from the private sector. >> tightening from the fed? >> good luck on that. >> not getting it though, jeff. >> well, i know. >> they believe in what they are doing, and it hasn't helped the economy. >> we know we have somebody holding our hand so there's no point in doing it. until they step out of the way, there's nothing to trigger those animal spirits. >> great conversation. appreciate it. see you soon. >> meanwhile, legendary investor jim rogers is, now short a certain investment. we'll find out what that is,
, the market. we have assembled a trio of wall street's most respected voices to join us for the next hour. we have a lot to talk about this morning. plus, there is that issue of the lights going out at the super dole last night. officials say an abnormality in the power system triggered an automatic shutdown forcing backup systems to kick in. but they weren't sure what caused that initial problem. 34 minutes that the lights were out. brian shactman will join us in just a minute for the full story. this was a super bowl to remember for a lot of reasons, not the least of which the lights going out like that. let's get out to the headlines. the dow and the s&p 500 closing friday at their highest level since 2007. the major averages posting a fifth straight week of gains. u.s. equity futures this morning, you can see, are lighter, down by about 33 points for those dow futures. s&p futures are off by about 4 1/2. but, again, the dow above 14,000 for the first time since october 2007 on friday. oil analysts are saying that trading could be choppy in the energy markets today amid growing tensions in
. that keeps it from earning a decent return for doing nothing at the moment as you used to be able the ofor so long. i have said that the cash itself has gone from being a positive at a time when so many companies have stretched balance sheets to a negative as it generates a small return. i have suggested they put some of the cash to work, buying the growth that many feels like has been lost. perhaps buying twitter to be more moving aggressively into the social media. or netflix. or even somewhat fa she newsly itunes. all that said i never thought in a million years that somehow apple's become a bad actor. because of its conservative ways of handling its bank hoard. i have simply thought that it should be more creative at figuring out how to put it to use. never sue for them that. see -- ilorne said it reminds me of his depression era grandmother. he wants a annual 4% cash dividend. which he says could boost the faltering stock. at least by of late, several hundred dollars a share he thinks he can move it. let me say this. i run a charitable trust that as this a stock in apple and i'm hard pre
in the market for a while. people know about it, and the reality is that in the u.s. specifically we see economic activity improving in the future and improving more than expectations and a big driver of that is the housing market. housing drives consumption and housing prices are going from linear to parabolic which gives the consumer more power to purchase. >> rick santelli, jump in here for a minute because we're trying to figure out if in fact we are seeing this trade out of fixed income, into stocks, not necessarily happening today, but do you have any read in terms of if this is an actual trend happening? >> well, i think when i look at treasuries, i see we're only up 19 basis points on the year in 10s. i don't think it's an issue. i don't see this impending huge selloff in treasuries. listen to the dovishness in europe with regard to a variety of issues, not the least of which is they are worried about a high euro and growth in some of the southern countries. >> yeah. what did you -- >> i do see it playing out in high yield and corporates. quickly if you look at barclays, one-mont
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